I Can’t Do Everything

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I can’t do everything but I can try. Stress seems to be an ongoing theme when I write a Talbert Zoo Story. It seems like it controls my life. Now that it is 2020, I need to try harder to prevent that. I always feel pressured to be the best at everything. I need to be the best sports mom and make sure Monkey is registered for wrestling tournaments every weekend. I need to be the best music mom and make sure Kitty and Parrot practice their instruments every single…

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Is Tomorrow Really October 1?

Where has September gone? Just yesterday I was sitting out on the deck drinking a glass of wine while the kids played in the back yard. Actually that isn’t true. Yesterday it rained all day.  I drank a glass of wine while I watched the Bears/ Vikings game with Chris. I am a Packer fan so I don’t even know who won that game.  September flew by.  The years seem to go by faster and faster as I get older.  Sometimes I wish I could reverse time and be ten…

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Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

It has been a while since I have written here.  Sometimes life happens. We get busy with kids, school, summer, vacations, deaths in the family and who knows what else.  My life is crazy and busy. But, I am going to try harder to write on the Talbert Zoo more often.  I have “Publish to the Talbert Zoo,” on my to-do list for Mondays.  I promise to keep that schedule.  Only time will tell if I can stick with it. Now back to the main topic of this post. Why…

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Weekend Reflection #40 We are Going to the Moon

This was first posted to the Healthy Moms Magazine on January 11, 2009. Back then I was a mother of three children ages 11, 3 and 1. The Talbert family lived in Sacramento, CA in 2009.   I’m sorry I’m posting this late. This week was pretty busy. I actually stuck with my work plan and blogged for 5-6 hours each day. I saw my traffic go up as a result. Now I know what I need to do to increase my readership on this blog. But, yesterday I decided to…

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Weekly Round Up 2

This week hasn’t been very eventful.  I tried to bust my butt working on my other website, but have learned that when 8pm rolls around and my kids are in bed, I am way too tired to work a few more hours.  I told myself that next week I will put in more time working late at night.  We’ll see if I follow through. I am still struggling with Parrot’s behavior issues.  He was sent home from school on Monday for bad behavior.  The school decided to add more social…

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The New Healthy Moms Magazine and Other News from the Zoo

September flew by and now we’ve already finished the first week of October. I spent most of my blogging time last month switching my main blog from Blogger over to WordPress, so I haven’t updated this one in a while. Switching platforms on a blog that is 8 years old is not an easy task. I had to make sure I was using a self hosted site from WordPress.org, have a good url, (I ended up changing my URL to reflect the true title of the blog), move all of…

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Remembering 9-11-01

Today is Remembrance day in the United States. It is a day of mourning and never forgetting. On September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked our country with passenger jets. Thousands of people lost their lives.  The terrorists flew into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and one airplane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Just like the generation before me never forgetting where they were when JFK was shot and killed, I will never forget where I was and what I was doing when the events of 9-11 happend. I was in…

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Online Friendships – Labor Day Weekend Disaster

This post is going to be a two part. My blogging bud, Lauren Becker from Shooting Stars Mag has challenged fellow bloggers to write about their experience with online friendships. Lauren talks about a Netflix film and book called “Another Girl,” which is essentially about online friendships.  I’ve been a blogger for 8 years now, wow it’s been that long, so I’ve had many experiences with online friendships. The second part is all about the disaster that happend this past weekend. Online Friendships During my early stages of blogging back…

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A Lesson in Responsibility

Growing up my mother kept a clean and tidy home. She taught all five of us kids the importance of taking care of our things and the home.  As an adult I get anxious at the site of clutter and messes.  I can’t stand it. When the mess is too hard for me to handle I go for a walk. I must get away from it. If I want less anxiety I could spend all day cleaning up after my five children.  Kids are messy. However, if I do that…

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The Cat and the Toothpaste

Let me tell you a story about a young boy and his cat.   The boy is very kind, caring and always does what he is told.  He loves helping out his mom and taking care of others.  He especially loves taking care of his cat. Every night the young boy  gets his pajamas on, reads a book, and brushes his teeth before bed.  He loves reading to his cat and she loves the attention she gets from the boy.  They read stories like, “That’s Not My Bear,” “Bubble Trouble,”…

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